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March 10, 2016 -We will hold our Annual Reagan Dinner on March 10 at 6:00 pm which is being catered by Olive Garden.
Our program will begin with Precinct Meetings, followed by our County Convention. The keynote speaker will be Dale Folwell -Candidate for NC Treasurer. You will hear from many local and state candidates. This evening will be full of good information and Republican fellowship.
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October 10 — Annual Oyster Roast at 6:00 pm at Scott Farms, Lucama, NC. $50 per ticket (includes food and beverages). Entertainment will be provided by Bryan Berry and DJ Randy Barnes. Come and meet our new NC GOP Chair Hasan Harnett with additional state officials, 2016 local candidates and presidential candidates and/or representative.
State Representative Susan Martin (R-Wilson) announced her intention to run for re-election to State House District 8. Martin currently is serving her second term in the General Assembly and has risen quickly to become a key leader in the State House, serving as Chair of the Finance Committee and Vice Chair of the Commerce and Jobs Development Committee. Martin also served as a House budget conferee, helping to negotiate the compromise budget package unveiled Monday.
This year, Martin helped craft bipartisan legislation enabling North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) to eliminate $1.2 billion of debt, which is expected to decrease most local utility rates by double-digits this Fall. She also sponsored the “NC Competes Act,” a comprehensive economic development package which will enhance the state’s ability to attract new jobs and bring the state’s tax code for manufacturers into line with neighboring states. In her first term, she led the effort to abolish North Carolina’s estate tax (also known as the “death tax”).
Because Martin believes workforce training is essential to additional job growth, she assisted in getting additional Cooperative and Innovative High Schools approved and funded for both Pitt and Wilson Counties. Throughout her tenure, she has been a vocal advocate for local Community Colleges, East Carolina University, the Brody School of Medicine, and the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. Her partnership with local leaders led to numerous grants awarded for the district’s innovative ideas and strong collaboration.
“Rural communities like ours need an advocate in Raleigh who can make a difference and bring community leaders together for the greatest impact,” stated Martin. “With a new approach, we’ve shaken up the liberal, high-tax approach that ruined the economy. We’ve made good progress eliminating some of the shackles on our economy and providing tangible help to local families. But this progress wasn’t easy – the entrenched status quo is dead-set against any new way of thinking. Too many people are focused on scoring political points, satisfied with political rhetoric, and not concerned with good policy that gets results for real people. They don’t understand our community’s needs and potential, and that’s why I remain committed to fighting for our seat at the table and making a difference for the people here at home. Fighting for good, hard-working people is an honor and a pleasure.”
Martin’s mid-year finance report filed in July with the State Board of Elections showed her campaign is off to a strong start, posting one of the highest fundraising totals in the State House with over $80,000 cash on hand.
A former businesswoman with IBM, Bible-study leader, and PTO vice president at Toisnot Middle School, Rep. Susan Martin currently serves Pitt and Wilson Counties. She serves on the Board of Directors for Wilson Education Partnership and on the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf Regional Advisory Committee. In addition to currently serving as Chair of Finance and Vice Chair of Commerce and Job Development, she serves as a sitting member of the Agriculture, Education – Universities, Elections, Health, Public Utilities, and Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs Committees.
Recently earning a Leadership Award from the NC Council of Community Programs for her mental health advocacy, Martin was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Task Force for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, in addition to her current service on The Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission. Martin was also appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control, and the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments – Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee.